Uganda national golf captain, Amos Kamya has singled out team work as one of the key pillars for the host’s home victory at the East African Challenge.

“National team Golf is a collective responsibility. Uganda’s victory at the death was purely a team effort”, Kamya, one of the 19 golf professionals in Uganda told Kawowo Sports.

Kamya rewrote history on Sunday as the only national team coach in Uganda to win two titles.

In 2009, Uganda won the East African Golf Challenge under the guidance of Kamya as head coach.

“We were organized right from the word go. From that three month residential training camp we held, it manifested we had a mission to accomplish”, Kamya remarked.

Kamya was spot on with the pairings during the second day of action that helped Uganda recover from the Kenyans who carried day one.

“The team pairings had been tried and tested prior the event, so the players just perfected what they practiced over the 3 weeks”, Kamya, a golf graduate from South Africa adds.

Toro club star, Ronald Otile combined with club mate; Ronald Rugumayo while team skipper, Phillip Kasozi was paired with Entebbe based Robert Oluba, while another Entebbe club player Peter Ssendaula played alongside Kilembe Mines’ Robert Happy.

With the focus now switching to the Uganda Open, Kamya believes a member from the East African Golf Challenge tournament has a chance of winning the open.

“Golf is one sport where players desire to triumph given constants as passion and fatigue”, Kamya, who won the 2006 Uganda Open concludes.

The Tusker Malt 72nd Uganda open tees off on Tuesday at Uganda Golf Club in Kampala.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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